Adam Jones Buys Cal Ripken's House From Auction

Cal Ripken's highly publicized mansion went on sale in 2016 and eventually was sold via an auction days ago by a mystery buyer. And now it is being reported that the former Orioles player's home was purchased by current Orioles player Adam Jones.

The home, located in Reisterstown on 24.3 acres of property, has a six bedroom/15 bathroom setup across 21,890 square feet of living space. Among other things, the custom home has a movie theather, full gymnasium and a baseball diamond. It was built in 1985 and renovated in the late 90's.

While the move on its surface seems like it would mean that Adam Jones, whose contract with the Orioles is up at the end of the 2018 season, is planning to stick around Baltimore, this may not be the case. Ken Rosenthal writes that Jones bought the house as an investment and has bought and sold real estate in other places around the country.

Ripken's estate was originally listed for $12.5M in September of 2016. The price was reduced to $9.75M in early 2017 and the listing was pulled from the market in August of 2017 before heading to the auction block in February with no reserve price.


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